OAKLAND, CA — Has an organization in your community worked hard to “calm” busy streets or to promote alternatives to driving alone? Are you wowed by local efforts to improve and promote public transit service? Is your bus driver exceptionally friendly and helpful? Nominate an organization, project or individual for a Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) award by end of day on Monday, March 31.
MTC is the regional transportation planning agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area and, for the past 37 years, its “Excellence in Motion” awards program has recognized individuals, projects and organizations that have had a positive impact on transportation in the region. Winners will be selected by a jury representing MTC and the community. To submit a nomination online, visit www.mtc.ca.gov/about_mtc/awards/ or for a paper nominating form call MTC at (415) 778-6757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past winners include the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley for showcasing transit-oriented development that allows the disabled access to vital transit and other services; Safe Routes to Schools for educating the next generation to make environmentally friendly transportation choices; Fannie Mae Barnes, who broke through a long-entrenched gender barrier to become the first female cable car grip for San Francisco Muni; and Safeway, Inc. for converting its entire truck fleet to bio-diesel fuel that helps reduce greenhouse gases. Recognition also has gone to volunteers, community leaders and government employees dedicated to improving transportation for Bay Area residents.
For further information about the 2014 MTC Awards, visit www.mtc.ca.gov or call the Public Information Office at (415) 778-6757. MTC is the transportation planning, funding and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.
Terry Lee: (510) 817-5952
Catalina Alvarado: (510) 817-5783